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Dame Esther Rantzen says she's 'not good at regrets' as she issues stage 4 cancer update

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Dame Esther Rantzen has admitted she's 'not good at regrets' after revealing her lung cancer has progressed to stage four. The 82-year-old broadcaster, known for presenting BBC series That’s Life!

and founding charities such as Childline, confirmed in January that her lung cancer had spread. Dame Esther said at the time she “decided not to keep this secret any more because I find it difficult to skulk around various hospitals wearing an unconvincing disguise” and is “remaining optimistic”.

In Friday’s The Mirror, she said “nobody knows” if the new medication she is trying is working and a scan “will reveal one way or another”.

Dame Esther said: “My diagnosis of stage four lung cancer made me realise how very lucky I’ve been in my life, working with Childline and the Silver Line, and meeting so many fascinating and inspiring people, and especially lucky to have spent 21 years working as producer/presenter of That’s Life! READ MORE: Join the FREE Manchester Evening News WhatsApp community “I’m not good at regrets.

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